Book Review: The Changing Season by Steven Manchester

Changing SeasonTitle: The Changing Season

Author: Steven Manchester

Publisher: The Story Plant

Release Date: February 22, 2016


Book Summary:

A remarkable coming-of-age story with special appeal to dog lovers. This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy; one more lazy expanse of time before college began.
He’d fill the hours playing with Jimmy – his canine best buddy – going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they’d do before Billy left.
But that was before the accident that shook the entire town. It was before the summer job that turned into so much more than a way to get a paycheck. And it was before Vicki.
The summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn’t truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple.

I enjoyed this book. It was not the easiest for me to get into, as it had a different feel to most of Mr Manchester’s previous novels. The core of the story is what carried me through. I’m sure we’ve all made mistakes, one’s we wish we could take back. Turn back the clock. Change our past.
Real life moves forward though, not back. We have to learn from our mistakes, and those around us, and learn how to live through it. The Changing Season is just that. The period in a young mans life where he’s learning how the decisions made by him and others will effect the rest of their lives. It’s a time of change, and growth.
Rating: 4 stars. A Great Book
Source: ARC from author
Content: Language throughout. Physical touch between teens, lots of male thoughts
Purchase: Amazon


  1. “it had a different feel to most of Mr Manchester’s previous novels.”
    Yes I totally agree. I liked it but didn’t love it as much as his other stories.